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Australian Region MArine Data Aggregation (ARMADA) - CSIRO O&A Data Centre

Australian Region MArine Data Aggregation (ARMADA)

This page contains links to data summaries of marine data from AODN partners and others that publish data using web services (WFS).

The application has been designed to aggregate and then identify data within Key Ecological Features as part of a NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub project but it is also applicable to any other regions such as Commonwealth Marine Reserves or the GBR.

To avoid confusion, this application has been renamed as the 'Australian Region MArine Data Aggregation (ARMADA)' and the term Data Trawler refers to the CSIRO application that delivers data fom CSIRO surveys and in particular from RV Southern Surveyor and now the RV Investigator.

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Note: this set of tools are prototypes for demonstrating concepts and may not work as desired.
Any ideas or problems, then please contact the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Data Centre using this email

Region reports

Search for regions with links to a single region report of all data found.

Find a region matching the following criteria.

Select one or more regions

Or optionally search for part of region name

Coastal Shelfs 0-200m
Commonwealth Marine Reserves
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Key Ecological Features

Region summaries

Find data summaries per gear type from data providers contained within or intersect with regions. (warning - might be slow)

Link on the Region Set name will list an aggregated data summary from all providers or use the links next to 'Also from individual providers' to see the individual data providers contributions.

Search...

Find a region matching the following criteria.

Provider which provider's WFS server (also see list of WFS layers used)
All providers
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN)
Australian Coastal Ecosystems Facility (ACEF)
Geoscience Australia (GA)
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania (IMAS)
Reef Life Survey, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania (IMAS)

Regions

Optional: part of region name

Or select a region

Coastal Shelfs 0-200m
Commonwealth Marine Reserves
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Key Ecological Features


Area size from to km2 (maximum value is 484,000 )

Select the gear types to filter on. You need to pick a minimum of one. The filter 'ands' the selection of gear types.

Gear typeMinimum Data quantity
in a region
Minimum Temporal span
(years)
Current meter at moorings [CM_M] - maximum is 1 Mooring deployments
continuous plankton recorder [CPR] - maximum is 1891 taxa occurrence
CTD sensor [CTD] - maximum is 27205 deployments as vertical profile or tows
demersal trawl or sled [DT_S] - maximum is 10763 deployments
diver visual [DV] - maximum is 1119 surveys
demersal remote underwater video [D_BRUV] - maximum is 448 deployments
multibeam sonar [MBS] - maximum is 1989 one hour observation block
Meteorological & SST [MET] - maximum is 34 deployments
midwater acoustics [MW_A] - maximum is 4220 one hour observation block
ocean based acoustic current meter [OB_ACM] - maximum is 22718 ensembles per day
Phytoplankton sample [PP] - maximum is 54 observations
remote or autonomous underwater video [R.A_UV] - maximum is 383 deployments
sediment grab and core samples [SG] - maximum is 958 deployments
satellite tag [ST] - maximum is 26489 dive locations or haulout sites
seabed towed video and stills [S_TV] - maximum is 10763 deployments
seagrass [SeaGr] - maximum is 8786 observations
Trap finfish crab lobster [TFCL] - maximum is 153 taxa occurrence
turtle nesting locations [TN] - maximum is 884 nest counts
Water quality and chemistry [WQ_C] - maximum is 1865 deployments
eXpendable BathyThermograph [XBT] - maximum is 3337 deployments
zooplankton [ZP] - maximum is 575 observations
Glider [glider] - maximum is 1327 locations

Layers and Gear Types

Layers are registered within ARMADA if they contain relevant information and the date/location/depth fields are obvious by inpecting one or more records from the WFS feed.

Data layers are classified as follows

  • Final - appear to be contain final and usable data
  • Ongoing - appears to potentially have data continued to be acquired. It needs to be reharvested.
  • New - appears to potentially have data. It needs to be harvested.
  • Rejected - the layer is only providing context for mapping (e.g coastline), there is no location, depth or dates within the record or the data layer is a duplicate of another layer.

Each layer is linked to one or more Gear types. For example, CTD's deployments will linked to salinity/temperature profiles (code CTD) and wate qulity and chemistry (code WQ_C).

List of Mapping servers and their WFS layers used with a search tool (by provider, gear type etc)

List of Gear types with descriptions, data count, UoM, map colour

Examples

The following are 2 examples of data summaries, a map related to finding WFS data and data aggregation example. Click on map to see a larger example.

Region report

Coral Sea Conservation Park Zone (IUCN IV) single page report showing all data within this region.
For details see this link

Water Quality data summary

Map of the KEF region 'Ancient coastline at 125 m depth contour' showing hydrology data from 1976 to 2010.
For details see this link

CTD data summary

Map of the KEF region 'West Tasmania Canyons' showing CTD data from mutiple providers from 1984 to 2015.
For details see this link

Finding suitable WFS data

Map of KEF regions (gray) with IMOS AATAMS Data contained within a KEF (yellow) and data outside (red).
The map is used to help identify suitable datasets to incorporate into ARMADA.

Aggregation of KEFs

Map of KEF features that are classified as canyons with biological gear types shown in various colours. To identify the gear types, see the colours listed in Gear types

Acknowledgements: All maps use the following base layer: Bright Earth e-Atlas Basemap v1.0 (AIMS, GBRMPA, JCU, DSITIA, GA, UCSD, NASA, OSM, ESRI) CC BY

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